For the 24th time, the beautiful surroundings of Low Tatras will create a scenery for the ilide2023conference where as usually the digital preservation, digital collections access and digital processing experts from around the world will gather. The aim of the ilide or Innovative Library in Digital Era conferences is to bring subjects fully reflecting its name and present visionary and original ideas based on an extensive experience of the participating experts and institutions. The presentations will be given by leading representatives of the most important institutions dedicated to librarianship, archiving, information technology, cultural and collecting activities.

Main themes of this year’s conference are:
• library as a consultancy
• library as a repository
• library as a meeting space / commons
• library as a publishing agent
• library as an analytics engine
• library as user of artificial intelligence
• changing the paradigm of Research(er) Assessments

Organizing committee

Marián Hvolka, Slovak Chemistry Library, SK
Andrej Kožuch, Slovak Chemistry Library, SK
Piotr Krajewski, Gdańsk University of Technology, PL
Michaela Mikušková, Matej Bel University Library, SK
Lucia Nižníková, Matej Bel University Library, SK

Programme committee

Jozef Dzivák, Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information
Charlotte Wien, University Library of Southern Denmark
Pekka Olsbo, University of Jyväskylä
David Minor, University of California San Diego
Anna Wałek, Gdańsk University of Technology
Anthony Leroy, Universite libre de Bruxelles
Martin Lhoták, Czech academy of Sciences
Neil Jefferies, Oxford University
Rachel Frick, OCLC
Tom Cramer, Stanford University
Tomáš Fiala, Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information

Useful information

The accommodation for the participants is provided in 4-star hotel Ski & Wellness Residence Družba in Jasná, which is also the venue of the conference. You can find directions to Hotel Družba here. The conference participants may use the parking facility near the hotel free of charge.

The registration fee includes all meals and refreshments during the entire event. Breakfast is served in form of a buffet. At the Hotel Družba Daily Bar you may find an excellent offer of teas and coffee lovers will certainly appreciate a unique taste of coffee prepared in a traditional way. In the menu you will find a selection of specialties from the Slovak, Russian, Italian and French cuisine prepared by first-class hotel cooks.

In the hotel you may use free access to the Internet via WIFI interface.

In their leisure time, the conference participants may use the relaxation centre with swimming pool, hydromassage pool, saunas, ice water tub, jacuzzi tub, and fitness facility. In the vicinity of the hotel they may visit the caves Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa and Demänovská jaskyňa slobody.


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